Alice Munro is 1st Canadian woman to win Nobel literature prize

Unattributed, SRSG, Oct 10, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

So once again the prose in these pages has been overlooked by the Nobel committee. Still, while I carry on, I am delighted to be able to report that my compatriot, Alice Munro, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. "Munro's stories focus on striking portraits of women living in small-town Ontario. They revolve around small epiphanies encountered by her characters, often when current events illuminate something that happened in the past." Here is her Wikipedia page. I remember studying her work in high school, along with that of Gabrielle Roy, Margaret Atwod and Margaret Laurence; they form a set in my mind. Anyhow, congratulations to Alice Munro, your nation is thrilled for you.

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